NCF On The Trail: Texas State 7-on-7

Class of 2015 quarterback Koy Detmer Jr. (Somerset, Texas/Somerset) has the name. He also has the game.

What he doesn’t have -- at least right now -- is the size, and it’s Detmer’s mission to show that size at quarterback is irrelevant.

Listed at 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, Detmer is on the short side when it comes to being recruited as a college quarterback. However, he has the skill set -- and the genes -- to get the job done. His father, Koy Sr., played 10 years in the NFL, 10 of those with the Philadelphia Eagles. His uncle is Ty Detmer, a 1990 Heisman Trophy winner who played 12 seasons in the NFL.

Additionally, Detmer’s grandfather is Sonny Detmer, one of the most respected prep football coaches in Texas. Sonny, who has been coaching for more than four decades, is the head coach at Somerset, and Koy Sr. is the offensive coordinator there.

LEANDER, Texas -- Class of 2015 safety Justin Dunning (Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse) did exactly what he was expected to do at the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament. He impressed the masses.

For the next three days, Dunning is hoping to impress the Alabama coaching staff. Dunning arrived in Alabama early Sunday evening for the Crimson Tide camp, and he’s looking to leave Tuscaloosa, Ala., with his sixth BCS offer.


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LEANDER, Texas — After a late-June and early-July trip to the West Coast that included elite camp appearances and unofficial visits, Houston Lamar four-star safety John Bonney was back with his teammates recently for the Texas 7-on-7 state championships.

The Redskins performed well, going 3-0 in pool play in day one of Division I action, then making a run in bracket play to the quarterfinals before bowing out to eventual Division I tournament champion, Southlake (Texas) Carroll.

Bonney, a 6-foot, 182-pound prospect who has 32 offers, was glad to be back with his team. Now his focus is shifting to the start of fall practice in August and a potential decision on his college future.


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LEANDER, Texas -- Forget the fact that he just completed his freshman year. Deontay Anderson (Manvel, Texas/Manvel) put on a show at the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament.

Expect more of the same in the immediate future. If he has his way, the 2016 safety, who also sees time at wide receiver, will put on a similar show at the Alabama camp that will run Sunday through Wednesday. Anderson said he will arrive in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.


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LEANDER, Texas -- Ryan Agnew (Southlake, Texas/Carroll) described his recruiting process as slow. He even said it was somewhat nonexistent. After Saturday, that may change.

Agnew, Carroll’s 2015 quarterback, led the Dragons to the Division I championship of the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament. He showed poise, completed passes in tight spaces and, most importantly, showed signs of leadership throughout the tournament.

The result? The gold-ball trophy, a new, bright-orange champions shirt and tons of smiles around the Carroll camp. That, and loads of confidence.

“Going in my junior year, I do it for my teammates,” Agnew said. “I see the seniors working hard every day, so I go out to workouts to do the best I can. I want to make sure I do all I could to help them.

“Winning a championship here and seeing we’ve produced, we know we’re as good as we can be as long as we put our minds to it and stay focused.”


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The RN Top 10 will appear throughout the camp and combine season and rank prospects based strictly on their on-field performance at that particular event. It does not reflect their overall prospect rankings.

LEANDER, Texas -- The annual Texas state 7-on-7 championships featured nearly 50 Division-I commits and 10 members of the ESPN 300, so finding 10 standouts for the week was not a difficult task.

Lots of big-name recruits were left off this top 10, and some surprise names snuck into the list thanks to big-time performances during the three-day event.

10. Del’Michael High

Mesquite (Texas) Horn | WR | 6-foot-2, 180 pounds

Teammate Jarrison Stewart has received more interest from recruiters, but it was High who impressed us more at state. He’s a big-bodied target who caught nearly everything thrown his way and was the go-to guy on one of the better offenses in the tournament. High is not receiving much recruiting interest, but there’s no doubt he’s got talent.


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LEANDER, Texas -- The 2013 Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament saw a number of college football targets put on a show. It also saw some of the lesser-known players make a case for more publicity.

Graham (Texas) High School won the Division II (small-school) competition, while Southlake (Texas) Carroll claimed the Division I (large-school) prize. Carroll won the first 7-on-7 state tile 15 years ago in College Station, Texas.

Here are five things we learned from the state tournament:

2015 has one over former Carroll QBs

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Damon Sayles/ESPN.comClass of 2015 QB Ryan Agnew showed poise in leading Southlake Carroll's aggressive passing attack to the Division I title.
Southlake Carroll has a tradition of producing quality quarterbacks. Chase Daniel, Greg McElroy and Kyle Padron all have NFL experience, and Daniel, McElroy, Chase Wasson, Riley Dodge and incoming Texas A&M freshman Kenny Hill have won state championships. Ryan Agnew hopes to follow those footsteps.

The 2015 quarterback did something that the others hadn’t, and that’s lead Carroll to the state 7-on-7 title. Agnew connected with receivers such as Luke Timian and Keaton Duhon en route to an undefeated run in the tournament.

Agnew, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound quarterback, has early looks from Northwestern, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Ole Miss.


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